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"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants
to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion."
"The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment
on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway ... will generally
be sufficient to cause his professional decrease. If possible, of course,
ruin him utterly."
"It is a terrible hypocrisy for them to say we hurt people. Anyone
who has 'suffered' at our hands is still free, well and able to complain."
[Oh yeah? See WhyAreTheyDead.net
and make up your own mind.]
L Ron Hubbard.
Detractors "May be deprived of property or injured by any means
by any Scientologist ... May be tricked, sued, or lied to or destroyed."
- A 1967 Hubbard policy
"It [Scientology] just contains the secrets of the universe. That
may be hard for people to handle sometimes, hearing that."
- John Travolta (actor).
"It's not hocus-pocus ... If you can erase engrams, then you
can get better."
- Kirsty Alley (ditto).
"I'm on OT VII now."
"The more successful I became, the more suppression I bumped into
... especially in the entertainment industry, which really is home to
"I don't have time as a leader, as an OT and as an artist to be
- Jenna Elfman (ditto),
"This is a criminal organization, day in and day out. It makes
Jim and Tammy [Bakker] look like kindergarten."
- Vicki Aznaran, one of
Scientology's six key leaders in the United States until she bolted
from the cult in 1987.
"When a person is subjected to coercive persuasion [as in Scientology]
without his knowledge or consent ... [he may] develop serious and sometimes
irreversible physical and psychiatric disorders, up to and including
schizophrenia, self-mutilation, and suicide."
- California Supreme Court, in United States
v. Lee 455 U.S. 252,257,258 (1982).
"Scientology is evil; its techniques are evil; its practice is
a serious threat to the community, medically, morally, and socially;
and its adherents are sadly deluded and often mentally ill... [Scientology
is] the world's largest organization of unqualified persons engaged
in the practice of dangerous techniques which masquerade as mental therapy."
- Justice Anderson, Supreme Court of Victoria,
"Evidentiary fact: The Church of Scientology is currently engaged
in a nationwide conspiracy to impede and obstruct municipal, state and
federal taxing authorities, by adopting a religious and charitable guise
to avoid payment of taxes."
"Scientology has nothing to do with religion. The Church did
not adopt the religious guise until it was necessary to seek First Amendment
protection (Vol.4 p.405)."
- Commissioners of the
City of Clearwater, Florida, public hearings, May 5-10, 1982. (The Commission
received documentary and testimonial evidence with respect to the operation,
activities and conduct of Scientology. The above quote was a factual
recitation based upon the sworn testimony of witnesses, affidavits,
state and federal court decisions, and miscellaneous documents reviewed
Treatment of Children
The aim of Scientology is to "Train the child to be either a willing
subject of tyranny or to be a tyrant himself."
Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Clark.
Scientology's books "violate everything we know about how children
learn, and appropriate pedagogy, ... In short, these books should be
carefully placed in the cylindrical file."
Johanna Lemlech, a professor of education
at USC specializing in curriculum and teaching.
"In my opinion, they are involved in the worst kind of deception.
They make grandiose claims about the effectiveness of their methods
and materials ... with data that has never been published in a legitimate
educational research journal."
Scot Danforth - oversees teacher education
for the University of Missouri at St. Louis.
"He put this 4? year old little boy - Derek Greene - into the
chain locker for two days and two nights. It's a closed metal container,
it's wet, it's full of water and seaweed, it smells bad. But Derek was
sitting up, on the chain, in this place, on his own, in the dark, for
two days and two nights... That is sheer, total brutality. That is child
"Last December 18th Hubbard was fined $50 by Municipal Judge Kenneth
Holaday for leaving the baby [his daughter Alexis] unattended in his
automobile while he delivered a lecture. A 10-day jail term was suspended."
Los Angeles Examiner, February 26, 1951.